For the youthful Carl Larsson (Swedish, 1853-1919), born into dismal circumstances in Stockholm, the only hope for a better life came in the form of a strong artistic talent that allowed him entry to the preparatory school for the Royal Swedish Academy of Art. As a young adult, he worked as an illustrator, spent several years in Paris, and then moved to Grez, an artists colony outside Paris. There he met his future wife, the painter Karin Bergoo, and underwent an artistic transformation, exchanging oils for watercolors. In the 1880s Larsson and Bergoo married and moved their family—they eventually had eight children—to a small house in Sundborn, Sweden. From then on, family life became Larssons main motif. The paintings included in this calendar depict his familys lively, colorful, creative household.All of Pomegranates calendars are printed with soy-based inks on FSC certified paper, which means the paper has been certified by the Forest Stewardship Council and manufactured by an FSC certified printer. FSC certification promotes responsible forest management by ensuring that forestry practices are environmentally responsible, socially equitable, and economically viable.FSC license code FSC N001864.